(Oops) Winner is….

WELL... This is embarrassing, I feel like Steve Harvey at the 2015 Miss Universe winner's ceremony. Gerard has graciously paid his $20 gift card forward to a winner in the United States. Thank you so much for being an awesome reader and that free copy of Syphons is heading your way, on May 3rd, 2019! …

I Like My Main Characters Plus-Sized & I’m Not Ashamed of It (Anymore)!

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash I am so pumped and excited about my newest novel, Syphons. If you haven't checked out the synopsis, you should now! Go ahead, and then come back to this post. Did you check it out? Great! Recently, I was thinking about the fact that my Main Character (MC, going forward) is a plus-sized …

*One* Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway!

Support my #Scifi #NewAdult #WIP: Syphons, A Novel Thirsty? One $20 Starbucks #Gift Card Giveaway in Support of My #scifi #newadult #WIP: SYPHONS, A #NOVEL Giveaway Starts 1/4/2019. Check my blog for more details on #Friday Morning!! ☕☕☕❤☕☕☕

Book Review Alert: Blessings of the Firebird’s Light

This review is being provided through D. A. Smith Writes inleu of an Amazon Review, because apparently, I haven’t reached some community guideline which doesn’t allow me to read books and then review them unless I spend $$ on their website. Well, I haven’t purchased books through Amazon in a very long time. Maybe, that’s …

Write What You Know About Romance Even While Single & #ForeverAlone

Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash Write what you know. For some odd reason, while working on revisions of my current WIP, Syphons, a sci-fi/new adult novel, I started thinking about the write-what-you-know motto. In my novel, I wanted to create a revamped love story between a plus-size African-American woman who awakens with rare abilities due to her …

For Beginners: Write That Sci-Fi As Easy As Pie (Part 1)

Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash In my last post of Writing Science-Fiction for Beginners (Part 1), I focused on what science-fiction was and the beginning stages of writing your first draft. Now, I'm getting into some of the tedious areas of creating great science-fiction. I could focus on a number of different areas and …

**Exclusive** Get the First Chapter of the New Adult/Sci-Fi Novel — Syphons

Click Here for the 1st Chapter Hiya Literary Fans,  I've been working hard on getting my novel ready for distribution by Spring 2019.  I'm busy and about to get busier! Here's what I've been up-to so far:  Revising my 100th (at least it feels like 100th) draft for editorial review.Seeking out beta readers and book …

How I Wrote, Published, and Promoted an eBook in 7 Days

Photo by Lukas Blazek on Unsplash The blinking cursor mocked me as I stared at my daunting 50k sci-fi novel which needed to be revised, edited, professionally edited, and then possibly revised again.  I felt overwhelmed. I didn't want to rush through the revision process and produce a half-hazard work of fiction. This novel was my baby, I …